Ghostly Halloween gin recipe

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A misty mint-infused Halloween cocktail, with fresh elderflower liqueur and zesty lemon juice...

Ghostly Halloween gin
(Image credit: Future / Conker Dorset Gin)
Preparation Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Cost RangeMid

It takes just five minutes to make this refreshing ghostly Halloween gin cocktail infused with mint, ginger, elderflower and lemon juice. 

If you want to give this cocktail a true Halloween twist serve in spooktacular Hallween-themed tumblers complete with ghost straws. You could even pop in a drop of green food colouring to give this cocktail a ghoulish finish. This bitter sweet cocktail is not just for Halloween and can be served throughout the year thanks to the ingredients being available in all seasons. 


  • 3 slices of fresh ginger – each approx. the size of a 10p piece 
  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 15ml simple syrup
  • 30ml Conker Dorset Gin
  • 15ml elderflower liqueur
  • 15ml lemon juice
  • 15ml soda 
  • To garnish: mint sprig




  1. Muddle the ginger, mint and simple syrup.
  2. Add the gin and elderflower cordial, fill with ice and shake well.  
  3. Double strain into a single rocks glass filled with one large lump of ice.
  4. Add soda and garnish with mint leaves.

Top tips for making ghostly Halloween gin

This recipe calls for simple syrup which means a plain, sugar-based syrup such as cane syrup or sugar syrup which you can buy in most large supermarkets or online with retailers such as Amazon. You could also opt for other flavours too.

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Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies